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The  Convict 

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As  young  Lord  Hadley  and  his  companion  Edward  Dudley  travel  along  a dark, 

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coastal  road,  they  encounter  a young  girl  pinioned  by  a fallen  wall.  They  rescue 

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her  and  alert  her  father,  stationed  on  the  cliff-top,  apparently  watching  for 

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something  or  someone,  before  continuing  their  journey  to  the  home  of  Sir  Arthur 

Adelon.  What  was  the  girl  doing  out  alone  at  night?  What  was  her  father's 

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business  on  the  cliff?  Who  is  the  sinister-looking  stranger  that  young  Edgar 

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Adelon  spots  at  the  home  of  his  beloved?  And  does  Dudley  have  a chance  with 

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the  beautiful  heiress  Eda,  or  have  her  affections  been  won  by  his  wealthy  patron? 

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As  tensions  rise  between  Lord  and  tutor,  tragedy  strikes  and  the  harsh  reality  of 

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the  penal  system  is  laid  bare.  With  the  backdrop  of  political  unrest  and  the 

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growing  Chartist  movement,  this  tale  has  intrigue,  romance  and  passion. 

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Cover  image:  Toreingang  in  Meiften  by  Caspar  David  Friedrich  ( - 1840) 

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